Computer Game Could Improve Sight of Visually Impaired Children
[Source: Science Daily]
Visually impaired children could benefit from a revolutionary new computer game being developed by a team of neuroscientists and game designers.
Academics from the University of Lincoln, UK, are working with WESC, one of the UK’s most respected specialist schools for visually impaired children, to create and evaluate a new ‘visual search rehabilitation game’.
There are around 25,000 children in Britain — equating to two children per 1,000 — with a visual impairment of such severity they require specialist education support. The causes of blindness in children are extremely varied, but cerebral visual impairment (damage to areas of the brain associated with vision, rather than damage to the eye itself) is among the most common.
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